NEW! TODAY is the LAST DAY to sign up to sing in this mass choir and we sing next week Thursday! No previous singing experience necessary! It’s for our veterans and other military!
Find the link to sign up below in the “details” section. We are at 908 people right now and our goal is 1,000! That’s a choir 3+ times larger than the Singing Christmas Tree! It will be a night to remember! You get a FREE shirt too!
Don’t forget, this year’s MSHS Choir students–this is a required event! If you can’t be there, you need to let me know (I do understand if you have a legit reason)! Check your email for details and for my contact info.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO SIGN UP:
For further information, see all the stuff below!
WHAT IS SAILOR SALUTE: A community-wide salute, to pay tribute to those who serve our country and community. The event honors active duty military and their families, veterans and first responders including police, fire and emergency personnel. In addition, this is an opportunity for people from all over our area to join together and showcase a unified community. All veterans, active duty personnel, police, fire and first responders are admitted free.
BACKGROUND: Each year, Sailor football coach Matt Koziak has both inspired and embraced a “Military Appreciation Night” as a way of giving back to our area servicemen and women. This year we hope to make it bigger, better and even more significant!
As our broader Muskegon community continues to overcome setbacks, bridge gaps, and propel forward driven by the WATCH MUSKEGON initiative, we have a dream to make the honoring of our heroes yet another way to unify our city on a grand scale.
The salute will be part of the football game between Mona Shores High School and Zeeland West High School. Festivities and static displays of military and first responder vehicles will happen prior to the game. A military fly over, a pre-game patriotic sing- along with hundreds of volunteers on the field with the marching band, freedom rider motorcyclists surrounding the field and plenty of other activities are planned.
THE OBJECTIVE: With area Police, Fire, Emergency Responders and Veterans present to be honored, we aim to include thousands of Muskegon area residents lifting their voices as one united body of people, singing “God Bless America” and our “National Anthem” – accompanied by the prestigious Mona Shores Marching Band.
Donations will be collected for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Mona Shores High School. Event activities start at 5:00pm. Football game with Zeeland West High School starts at 7:00pm.
FOOTBALL GAME: The Mona Shores Sailors will play the Zeeland West Dux, in a battle of two teams who went 9-0 in the 2015-2016 regular season.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE: To sign up for the pre-game singing of “God Bless America” and our “National Anthem” on the football field prior to kickoff at the upcoming event on Thursday, September 1, 2016:
1. ALL are welcome to take part. We want to see kindergartners standing along side senior citizens – and everyone in between – from the entire Muskegon Community. Please invite your friends, family members, and neighbors to do the same!
2. CLICK ON THE LINK TO SIGN UP:
Remember that all those registered to participate by Friday, August 26 are guaranteed a free commemorative red, white, or blue t-shirt.
3. The night of the event, all participants are asked to arrive NO LATER THAN 5:00pm in the Mona Shores’ Sailor Center Gymnasium (please park on the practice football field behind the East Parking Lot) to pick up their free t-shirt and rehearse. At 6 pm, the group will rehearse with the marching band. Then at 6:40pm both the band and singers will work their way to Sailor Stadium.
WANT TO BE SPONSOR: We are seeking sponsors to cover the costs of the commemorative red, white and blue T-Shirt we want to give to all of singing volunteers. For a $200 donation, sponsors will have their logos placed on the back of the T-shirt, receive 4 free tickets to the football game, receive four free T-shirts and a portion of the gift is tax deductible. We need artwork by August 25 at noon. For more information, please contact Ryan Portenga at email@example.com
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